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So exciting
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Classmates are friendly and awesome!
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Couldn’t be better!
 

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1st day: WTF, lecturers are so fast, how will I pass?
2nd day: I think I can do this.
3rd day: Anatomy finally starts to click after going into anatomy lab to study the cadavers.
 

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You were on wards in the first day of school?
 
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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
 
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Embryology is super detailed, super lost and confused then went home and studied for hours then bed and sleep deprivation followed the following few next days.
 

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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
Way too many characters.

Also, beware of promises like the above. Most of these "revolutionary curriculum changes" are little more than an academic educator's need to change things for the sake of changing in order to garner a few publications.
 

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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
This sounds like the same thing I heard at just about every med school on the interview trail. Every school is amazing and each school chose the most special amazing class to ever med school.
 

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You were on wards in the first day of school?
Yes, my school does clinical wards for the first 2 weeks of medical school. It is Part of our Orientation to Medicine class, where we are to learn about patient care, patient care teams, and how to conduct patient interviews. The basic science classes start after the 2 weeks of clinical wards.
 

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This sounds like the same thing I heard at just about every med school on the interview trail. Every school is amazing and each school chose the most special amazing class to ever med school.
There is one exception: Dell. Too bad they're not open yet. For those who want to see a school making MAJOR curricular changes and doing it right, take a look.
 

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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
This is a big reason my school does 6 weeks of clinical wards during your first year. We just recently implemented it, and the goal is to train physicians who will care for patients and not just be science robots. They want us to see how the science we learn in the classroom applied to patient care. They also want us to practice connecting with and interviewing patients about things other than disease and diagnoses. From my first week of clinical wards, I have been impressed with how good of a job some of these docs, residents, and students trained by my school do at connecting to their patients and talking about issues in their lives other than pathologies and medications.
 

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GroverPsychMD said:
1st day of med school. 140 characters. Go
First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
That's 460 characters. I thought Mayo would have selected students who were better at reading the directions.
 
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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
This is a big reason my school does 6 weeks of clinical wards during your first year. We just recently implemented it, and the goal is to train physicians who will care for patients and not just be science robots. They want us to see how the science we learn in the classroom applied to patient care. They also want us to practice connecting with and interviewing patients about things other than disease and diagnoses. From my first week of clinical wards, I have been impressed with how good of a job some of these docs, residents, and students trained by my school do at connecting to their patients and talking about issues in their lives other than pathologies and medications.

And here I took this as sarcasm... Do you now how much I've heard this "we're going to change how physicians practice" crap all week from my dean? Every school does this and putting us in the hospital does nadda, since we know jack sh** at this point.

On topic, first week wasn't bad. Just realized my study strategies are pathetically inefficient.
 

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And here I took this as sarcasm... Do you now how much I've heard this "we're going to change how physicians practice" crap all week from my dean? Every school does this and putting us in the hospital does nadda, since we know jack sh** at this point.

On topic, first week wasn't bad. Just realized my study strategies are pathetically inefficient.
I think putting us in the hospital is still useful despite how little science we know, because this allows us to focus on improving our patient care skills and noticing how doctors communicate and connect with their patients. It allows us to concentrate on the human side of medicine, not just the science behind it.
 

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And here I took this as sarcasm... Do you now how much I've heard this "we're going to change how physicians practice" crap all week from my dean? Every school does this and putting us in the hospital does nadda, since we know jack sh** at this point.
Ehhh... I'm gonna disagree a little bit. A lot (a LOT) of 3rd year med students are rather robotic when they first hit the wards. The ones that come from schools where they are exposed to clinic from early 1st year tend to be a little less freaked out by real patients early on in the year. This is of course a gross generalization and there are plenty of contrary anecdotes.

But I don't think it makes a long term difference; by December I can't tell the difference between those students who had long term clinical exposure and those who didn't.
 

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But just so I don't totally derail this thread...

First day of med school? S***, I don’t remember anything I learned back then. I’d fail step 1 if I took it now. Rocked it back in the day.
 
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I think putting us in the hospital is still useful despite how little science we know, because this allows us to focus on improving our patient care skills and noticing how doctors communicate and connect with their patients. It allows us to concentrate on the human side of medicine, not just the science behind it.

I just think its unbelievably naive to say that a TWO WEEK experience (or however its distributed in your curriculum) will change the socioeconomic factors that shape American medicine today.

Give it a few weeks...
 

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First day of med school at Mayo Medical School - first class - brand new curriculum in the Science of Health Care Delivery. Get this, Mayo Med School is one of the first in the nation to offer this - they are actually set on transforming medical education. It's already pretty amazing! The dean said they are focused on not only giving us the knowledge to care for patients, but also the tools to improve health care. Most docs have to learn this on their own.
I think putting us in the hospital is still useful despite how little science we know, because this allows us to focus on improving our patient care skills and noticing how doctors communicate and connect with their patients. It allows us to concentrate on the human side of medicine, not just the science behind it.
Y'all must've been drinking the kool-aid. I see the indoctrination is working well already.
 
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I did one for every year.

MS1 – White coats are so cool! I will cure cancer with my empathy. Hmm… lectures are really fast. A 76 on an exam!? Below average?! Maybe they let me in by accident.

MS2 – Is this high yield for step 1? Is attendance mandatory?

MS3 – I’m so tired. I’m the dumbest person in the room. I wrote 30 notes last week; not a single one was read. This is much less glamorous than I imagined.

MS4 (after sub-internships) – Maybe I’ll come in for a couple hours.
 

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This is a big reason my school does 6 weeks of clinical wards during your first year. We just recently implemented it, and the goal is to train physicians who will care for patients and not just be science robots. They want us to see how the science we learn in the classroom applied to patient care. They also want us to practice connecting with and interviewing patients about things other than disease and diagnoses. From my first week of clinical wards, I have been impressed with how good of a job some of these docs, residents, and students trained by my school do at connecting to their patients and talking about issues in their lives other than pathologies and medications.
I just threw up in my mouth.

It's unbelievable that they're actually getting students to fall for this.
 

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First day of biochem: Get the notes packet of 650 pages with 1300 slides of material. I ask if these are notes for the entire 10 week block. M2 scoffs while handing the stack to me and says it is for two weeks. :boom:
 

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I think putting us in the hospital is still useful despite how little science we know, because this allows us to focus on improving our patient care skills and noticing how doctors communicate and connect with their patients. It allows us to concentrate on the human side of medicine, not just the science behind it.
I think at the very least, you should be doing things concurrently with learning the basic sciences. You can watch that patient interaction stuff shadowing. I'm sure it sounds great, and you can actually train a monkey to do a h & p, but it's best when you know the science behind the physical.

I am still jelly that you are getting in a hospital that fast. I'm a 2nd yr student and have only darkened the halls of a hospital to shadow.
 

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I think putting us in the hospital is still useful despite how little science we know, because this allows us to focus on improving our patient care skills and noticing how doctors communicate and connect with their patients. It allows us to concentrate on the human side of medicine, not just the science behind it.
except you don't have any patient care skills to begin with because you're at the beginning of first year...
 

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3 years ago, it all works out.
 

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Well, this got hard very quickly...
 
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